Sophia Beaumont

Sophia Beaumont was born and raised in Ohio, where she dreamed of living anyplace but.

Surrounded by books from an early age, her first love was historical fiction, but she also has a passion for urban fantasy. Her debut ya novel, THE SPIDER’S WEB, was originally published by Torquere Press in 2016.

After the closure of Torquere at the end of 2016, Sophia turned to self publishing, producing the three books of The Evie Cappelli series (THE SPIDER’S WEB, THE FERRYMEN, and MOREAU HOUSE) and ALL FOR ONE, a YA adventure novel that was the 2017 #Shoreindie runner up.

Sophia is an avid knitter and enjoys designing knitting and crochet patterns. On her long list of current projects is a book of short stories and knitting patterns inspired by the Evie Cappelli series. You can find some of her patterns here. Knitting, textiles, and their impact on community and mental health frequently pop up in her books.

In addition to rural Ohio, she has also lived in Florence, Italy and Montreal, Quebec, where she hopes to one day return. Presently, she lives and works in Columbus with her partner in crime, Missouri Dalton (aka Ash K. Alexander), and her number one assistant, Hermes the cat, who thinks he is a FANTASTIC editor, but can frequently be found napping on the job.

Sophia provides a variety of free and low-cost services to writers, youth organizations, libraries, book groups, etc, including personal appearances, critiques, sensitivity reading, and reviews. For more information, please check the Shop tab above.


Upcoming Events: 

Steampunk Symposium 2019: More information coming soon


Upcoming Releases: 

New releases will be updated in January, 2019.


Contact:

The best way to reach Sophia is via email, author.SophiaBeaumont (at) gmail (dot) com.


Books

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ALL FOR ONE

Genre: YA action/adventure
Formats: Paperback and ebook

In 1862, the Republic of Quebec has a constitutional monarchy, established ninety years before by Marie Antoinette, who fled France’s revolution. Under the influence of its matriarchal leaders, Quebec is the first country to grant equal rights to all citizens, regardless of gender.

Louise Drapeau is willing and eager to take advantage of these rights as she travels from her small town to the capital to join the most elite fighting force in the country, the all-female Queen’s Guard, also known as the Musketeers. She’s barely in the city twenty-four hours, however, when she uncovers a plot to kill the queen, headed by Quebec’s First Minister, Cardinal Lefebvre.

With the help of her three new friends—Portia, Athena, and Arabella—Louise must unravel the increasingly complex politics of the palace in order to not only save the queen but to keep neutral Quebec out of the Civil War raging just a few hundred miles south in the United States.

Surely this will be enough to get her into the Musketeers—if she can survive.


moreauhousecoversmallMOREAU HOUSE, Evie Cappelli book 3

Genre: YA urban fantasy
Format: Paperback and ebook

Evie Cappelli is not a people-person.

Unfortunately, her boyfriend Micha definitely is, and so Evie gets dragged along for a weekend of ghost hunting with her cousin, his boyfriend, and three of their friends.

A trained Night Patrol officer and one of Hekate’s ferrymen, Evie assumes she’ll have more trouble from the living than the dead on this trip, but the eerie farm house quickly exceeds expectations with mysterious noises, disembodied voices, and objects that move on their own.

But when one of their number vanishes in the middle of the investigation, the danger becomes palpable, and it’s up to Evie and Micha ensure they make it through the night.

Content warning: child abuse


THE FERRYMEN, Evie Cappelli book 2

Genre: YA urban fantasy
Format: Paperback & ebook

Nearly a year after her failed suicide attempt, Evie Cappelli is still seeing ghosts.

That’s okay, though. It’s landed her a high paying—but not glamorous—job in supernatural law enforcement with the Montreal Night Patrol, and Micha (the ghost of her fiancée in a former life) as well as her living, breathing friends are helping her get her mental health back on track. She’s even got temporary protection from the cult of Athena, who want her dead.

But when Micha suddenly becomes unstable, Evie will have to cross international borders and steal 2 priceless artifacts if she wants to keep him on this plane. That might be tricky when the Chicago Night Shift gets involved. She’ll need their help to cast such a powerful, dangerous spell, but with a serial killer, zombies, and a questionable group of psychics and necromancers roaming Chicago, Evie and Micha are at the bottom of the list.

Time is running out, and Hekate’s protection is wearing off fast. Can Evie keep Micha—and herself—together long enough?

Content warning: anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation


Escape
(serial short, complete)

Genre: Thriller
Format: Wattpad

Raised in isolation, Willow has been taught contemporary society is full of evil and temptation. But when she finds evil in her own home, she must decide if it’s worth it to risk her soul to save her life, and if she can risk her life to save her soul.

This is a currently running serial story on Wattpad, updated every Tuesday or Wednesday (usually).

Content Warning: child abuse


nightwarscollectionsmallTHE NIGHT WARS COLLECTION, with co-author Missouri Dalton
(anthology)

Genre: adult fantasy
Format: Paperback & ebook

A collection of 13 short stories tracing the Night Shift from its earliest days to the present. Be prepared for romance, mystery, and action! Now with bonus novelette, In Defense of Mushrooms.

 


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The Spider’s Web
(novel)

Genre: YA urban fantasy
Format: Paperback & ebook

After being released from a Toronto psych ward, Evie decides her life needs a drastic change. Moving 500 kilometers east to stay with her aunt in Montreal, however, is not turning out as expected. Though she loves the city, she can’t outrun the problems that drove her to the edge in the first place.

Recovery might be a little easier if not for Micha. Handsome, kind, always willing to help Evie or cheer her on–and completely invisible to everyone else. He seems to think he’s some kind of guardian angel, and she might need one now that things have gone from bad to just plain weird.

It started with the spiders. Then the owls started following her. Ghosts, goddesses, and secret societies are just the icing on the cake. She’s going to need help from some very powerful friends if she wants to make it to her next birthday, but when one of those friends is the goddess of the underworld, her guardian angel might have to start working overtime.

Content warning: anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation

If you are a reviewer, I have a limited number of hard copies of THE SPIDER’S WEB with the OLD cover. If you would like a copy in exchange for a review, please email me your info, including a link to your review site, at author (dot) SophiaBeaumont (at) gmail (dot) com.


dru-coverDru Faust and the Devil’s Due
(serial novella, complete)

Genre: Mystery, historical, YA
Format: free to read here on the blog, or on my Wattpad.

In 1922, seventeen-year-old Dru Faust is more concerned with volunteer work and assisting her chemist father in his laboratory than the burgeoning world of jazz and speakeasies.

When one of her best friends is poisoned after a night of dancing, though, Dru takes it upon herself to find the culprit. The police are overstretched and quite frankly, don’t seem interested in shutting down the local bootleggers. As more and more people fall ill, Dru races to find the source of the tainted liquor before it does irrevocable harm.


witchinghourcover_smThe Witching Hour
(short story)

Genre: romance (m/m), historical
Format: E-book only. Only $.99 to buy, or free if you have Kindle Unlimited!

Dr. Jacob Thompson is a respectable member of his Puritan community, if a little odd. He’s kept to himself since the last member of his family died.

But his sister, Sarah, still lingers, bearing a warning from beyond the grave: if he doesn’t complete the yearly protection ritual, Maple Valley will fall into the same chaos that tore through Salem Village just months earlier.

He may not get the chance, however, when Marcus Swan, an inquisitor fresh from the trials at Salem, passes through the village. Suddenly, the Elders are looking on Jacob’s eccentricities with suspicion.

But there’s more to Inquisitor Swan than meets the eye. Jacob has been dreaming about him for months. Still, the question remains–is Marcus Swan his doom, or something else altogether?

First published in 2012, now newly revised and re-released!


birds of a feather coverBirds of a Feather
(short story)

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Formats: Read online for free on Goodreads or Wattpad.

Previously published by Torquere Press, and now available for free!

Eric has always been wary when it comes to intimate relationships. The fact that he turns into a flamingo when the full moon is out really doesn’t make it easy to find a boyfriend–or to keep one. Even after ten months with Dan, he still hasn’t gotten up the nerve to share his secret.

But Dan has been offered a new job on the other side of the country, and Florida native Eric is having trouble explaining why moving to the mountains would be a bad idea. He’ll have to shake a tailfeather if he wants to convince Dan to stay before it’s too late.

Things get even more complicated when a new Were shows up in town. Eric might be moving north, whether he likes it or not, but it may not be in the way he thought